Stacy Nelson

Stacy D. Nelson
MEd, EdD

Senior Consultant, Master Trainer

About Stacy Nelson

Stacy Nelson is a senior master certified trainer in influencer training, crucial conversations and crucial accountability. Nelson has extensive experience introducing and teaching these crucial skills to major organizations, including BMW, Nortel, Allstate, the IRS, Microsoft, Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Walt Disney Co.

Respected in the health care industry, Nelson worked with James Rippe, a Harvard-trained cardiologist, in the development of a nationally recognized executive health assessment at Celebration Health in the Disney-built community of Celebration, FL. Nelson is considered a leading expert in the 2005 VitalSmarts research study that produced Silence Kills: The seven crucial conversations for healthcare. He serves as a personal coach at many hospitals, educational institutions and for hundreds of corporate executives. Nelson is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches at local and national conventions.

A recipient of the Zapara award for excellence in teaching, Nelson consistently receives accolades for his charismatic presentation style and highly effective training design.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health care culture
  • Accountability, intellectual honesty, influence
  • Personal and corporate wellness
  • Sport and moral reasoning 


BS - Physical Education, Wellness and Education
Atlantic Union College

MEd - Health Education
Worchester State College

EdD - Education
Boston University


  • Master certifications: crucial conversations, crucial accountability, influencer, change anything
  • CPE